Wednesday, March 31, 2010

guess who's coming to dinner...??!!

Wow. As if I took a 3 month hiatus from telling you all about life. So what happened to me during that time, you ask? Life happened. I got a job (I think I told you all about that already), I started looking for another job and Ethan & I are wildly in love. Yum.

My job can be described as follows - a hot mess. I work for a lemonade stand. Of course it's not actually a lemonade stand but it's the best way I can describe it without exposing the identities of those involved. I know I've been here only a short while however I can write a book on the things I've seen.

One thing that really stands out in my mind is the lack of business sense, knowledge, acumen... the list goes on. Decisions are made on the fly and changed just as fast as they were made. I hear the words "I have a buddy who can..." so much that I'm confident that this venture is based on the backs of buddies; mind you, these buddies are the first ones to get screwed over.

Then there's the cash flow. Who starts a business with zero dollars? This company. No word of a lie, they are actually working backwards. As the business manager, I do all the bookkeeping. Obviously there's a clear imbalance between the cheddar going out and the gouda coming in as these people are very, uh, spendthrift. No amount of me saying if you cut expenses it will improve the bottom line seems to sink in to the pea-shaped minds of the powers that be... oh well. As long as I get paid every two weeks I don't really care.

By the way, I'm writing this at work while I burn time before my lunch break. Telling, isn't it? This is not to say I don't get work done (I actually do) - I work smart and not hard.